21 May 2017

WEEKLY GRATITUDE



Happy Sunday lovely peeps! Here we are on the 21st May (already) and that means I only have ten days of my YouTube challenge left. 'Every day in May' has been pretty awesome but has taken its toll on me! I have not stopped working until 9.30-10.30pm on 90% of the evenings and, to be totally transparent, my business 'to-do' list has suffered... BUT I have learnt so much and chatted to so many people that it was more than worth it. When I discussed the prospect of launching Leaf Lane Studio in June, I was always intending to be flexible about it... so it may be July but, if that is the case, then so be it, you know? It has to be right and I am doing it... this year! That is pretty awesome!

Onto the things I am grateful for this week:

:: This week I have managed to struggle through some fairly hefty cravings and, whilst I have certainly not met my low carb macro target all week, I have been much better, and that is something worth mentioning!

:: On the topic of health and fitness, I managed a set of full press ups on Thursday! I haven't even attempted them in ages (mostly for fear of making a total fool of myself!) but I managed a full set and then a few at the start of the other sets, before dropping to my knees and doing the easier (but still tough) alternatives!


:: I am grateful that I said 'yes' to taking on a little commission piece this week. I always get anxiety around new things but the lovely lady who asked is so super-sweet that I jumped at the chance to do it for her! Once it is done, and when she has given it to the person I am doing it for, I will show you guys a picture! Then, if anyone wants something similar... I will say 'hell yes!' On a serious note though, I am making the effort to try and do things that will challenge me more as it is good for me, so watch this space!

:: If you watched yesterdays vlog (linked below) then you will know Joe and I went to Godolphin House, a stunning National Trust property ridiculously close to where we live (15 minutes tops). I am definitely going to be putting up the photos in a separate blog post, but I wanted to mention how amazing it was to wonder around the grounds and how crazy-yummy the Victoria sponge was too... this certainly was not in my macros but, when in Rome and all that ('My name is Lucy, and I am addicted to Vicky sponge!'). Stay tuned for Wednesdays post to see more about this little adventure!


:: Part and parcel of having put up way more YouTube content then normal is getting more comments and, if you know me pretty well, you will know by now that I have my days where I am a total wimp when it comes to reading them. The fear I can sometimes experience is insane. Thankfully this stupidity of mine is no where near as intense as it used to be or I think I would be rocking back and forth in a corner by now! You guys are bloody fantastic though and I have had such wonderful feedback on the things I have been asking you all as well as just very sweet and genuine comments about other bits and pieces. You need to know that these never go unnoticed and that I always appreciate the things you take the time out of your day to write. It means the whole world.

:: You know my stance on trying to love your body, regardless of shape and size, and when I stumbled across a video by the channel StyleLikeU on YouTube, featuring plus size model Barbie Ferreira, a young, feisty and beautiful American girly, talking about fat-shaming in the modelling industry I got all fired up again. If you haven't ever seen any of their 'undressing' videos then you certainly should check them out. They talk about some really brave and compelling subjects, all around beauty and image.

:: This week has seen our Salvia spring into life (the plant we got from The Eden Project), it's little bee-friendly flowers, are starting to open up and I cannot wait to see the little 'bumblers' (Joes cute word for our bee friends) hovering around it!

:: This week I thought I would mention a couple of things I am into right now... the first one is the Coldplay single (featuring The Chainsmokers) 'Something Just Like This', I love it so much right now; it never fails to make me smile! The other thing I wanted to mention is a film that Joe and I watched only last night, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. We are crazy-behind with films because it came out ages ago, but we caught up with it on Netflix. It is one of those films that a) you cannot lose concentration on for one minute without feeling lost, b) need to just accept what is happening and trust it will come together in the end and c) make sure you have a lots of drinks and snacks prepared because it is long. That said it was a cracking film, but somewhat disturbing in many ways. Scrap that actually; very disturbing in a lot of ways. As someone who has the attention span of a toddler when it comes to watching films, take it from me it is worth the watch (and the concentration!).

On that note we have reached the end of todays post...boo! But if you have some time to spare then why not keep on scrolling and catch up with some of this weeks vlogs? If you haven't subscribed to my channel yet I would love it if you did! Just click right here and then click on 'subscribe'!






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  1. Aww I love your weekly gratitude lists, as you know they always pop a smile on my face :) Well done for doing so well with every day in May, I did vlogmas and oh my goodness did it take it out of me!
    Peta x
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    1. It's exhausting isn't it?! In a good way though... I am enjoying it and, if nothing else, it has taught me that I have to accept myself, as today's video (if I ever get it uploaded) will prove #barefaceallday
      Hope you have had an amazing weekend lovely lady xx

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